Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of 4th grade students whose mathematics skills are at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade

Baseline: 40.2 percent of 4th grade students attending public and private schools had mathematics skills that were at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade in 2017

Target: 43.1 percent

Target Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Children who are better at math are more likely to do well in school, which is linked to better health outcomes. Significant disparities in math skills exist in 4th-graders by race/ethnicity, school type, and eligibility for the National School Lunch Program. Evidence shows that many interventions, including programs outside school hours, are effective at helping children develop math skills.